Months home with Jacob & Joey.
Somedays it seems like they are still the new kids on the block
hold on a sec
I suddenly feel the need to break out in song.....
Step by step....oooooo babyyyy gonna get to you girrllllll..
I was raised in the 80's.
I can't help myself.
And somedays I forget that they spent their first 6 & 7 years institutionalized.
What grips me is that they will be 13 & 14 years old before we even "break even".
Meaning that they will be 13 & 14 before their days with a family become greater than their days as orphans.
Adoption is most definitely a marathon
Our bio kids were raised on Blue's Clues & Little Bear.
They were raised on Pokemon and inappropriate Chinese soap opera's.
There's still a lot of love and re-training, joy and healing to bring them.
But even at only 5 months home they are so settled.
We've learned a lot from these two.
Did you know that if you leave the peels of the 8.2 million oranges you eat everyday up on the windowsill to dry in the sun for a few days that they will make a tasty snack?
Yeah. Me neither. But tis true.
Did you know that referring to yourself in the third person all the time
Joey go bathroom.
Joey have water?
Joey go to park.
Joey go swimming.
is slightly irritating?
But he's cute.
So we still like him.
They both started a summer reading program at the base school 2 days after we arrived.
They love it.
I love it.
The teachers love them.
As pre-jail Martha would say...It's a good thing.
Joey's in the kindergarten summer program and we are having him repeat 1st grade in the fall.
Ignore the shirt.
I don't know what kind of egotistical mother would buy such a thing
Jacob is in the 1st grade summer program and we are having him repeat 2nd grade in the fall.
This kid is wicked smart.
But third grade is such a big leap academically
and with his early September bday
we...and his teachers....feel this is absolutely the right decision.
So that's the 5.
And everyday humbled by the fact that the Creator would choose two sinners like us
to parent two perfect creations of His.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
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